The Order of the Crows Logo. Two crows and a spear by Morpheus Ravenna

 

 

Welcome

We are a polytheistic priesthood dedicated to The Morrígan.

We believe that everyone deserves to be accepted without exception, and we are committed to providing sanctuary and safe space to anyone who may need it. We have dedicated ourselves to guarding and protecting the sovereignty of all people, and to providing healing, solace, inspiration, and education to our community.

If you have any questions related to The Morrígan, or would like more information on our organization, please contact us at info@orderofthecrows.org.

Our Upcoming Events

We have big plans for the future!  Stay up to date with The Order's upcoming events, and learn how you can get involved. 

 

The Crow's Cave: June 22nd Meeting 

Join us for this monthly gathering to study the myth, history, and lore of the Morrigan. Our focus for this group will be to learn how to combine the knowledge of historical context with our own personal experience of the Morrigan. This month we will begin our study with the Book of the Great Queen by Morpheus Ravenna. We are going to begin our study in Part II of the book, learning how to create devotional practice to honor Her in our lives today. The chapter we will be reading is Chapter 15: Sorcery.

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Beltaine Devotional Ritual - May 5th

Join us our devotional ritual to honor the Morrigan. This event will be held at the Monkey Tree in Zilker Park, in Austin, TX.

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News & Opportunities!

 
 
 

Book of the Great Queen Class Series

Hosted by: Morpheus Ravenna - Banshee Arts

This is an ongoing online class series taught by Morpheus Ravenna, the author of the Book of the Great Queen.

Upcoming Dates: May 26

From Morpheus:
Since its publication in 2015, The Book of the Great Queen has been warmly received as a comprehensive and in-depth study of the Morrígan. As the author, I hear again and again from readers that it's become a textbook for their learning - and sometimes, that its length and scholarly depth may be a little intimidating.

So I'm starting this class series to teach the Book of the Great Queen. Class sessions will take one chapter at a time and will review, clarify, and distill the material from the chapter. I'll bring in additional contextual material from Irish and Celtic studies, as well as updates to scholarship where new information became available to me since publication. Classes will also provide opportunities for questions and discussion with the author and your fellow students about the chapter topics.

To keep things fun and mix it up a bit, I will be teaching the chapters in a different order from what's in the book. We'll alternate a bit between chapters from Part I and Part II so that we don't have to wait many months to get into the second part of the book that focuses on lived practices.

Details about this class series:

What is included:
--Online course delivery via Zoom videoconference for live participation
--Video sessions recorded for download access after class
--Additional articles and resources related to the chapter topic

When:
--Class sessions will be once to twice monthly, 2 hour sessions
--Sunday class sessions starting at 11 am Pacific time (Check your local timezone here: https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?iso=20180303T110000&p1=388)

--Registration for class dates will be available 1-2 months in advance. Tentative schedule of class topics:

2019
May 26 - Chapter 18: Funerary & Ancestral Rites


-- All dates are now open for registration at https://banshee-arts.teachable.com/

Cost:
--$25 per class session individually, or you can purchase the series in a package or by subscription.
--This class series is drop-in based - you can sign up for the chapter sessions that interest you or plan to take the whole series.
--Free scholarship places available - for every 10 paying students I will make a free scholarship place available.
--To request a free scholarship place, email morpheus@bansheearts.com subject line BOOK OF THE GREAT QUEEN CLASS and tell me your needs.

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Introduction to the Morrigan

Ongoing

Hosted by: The Irish Pagan School & Lora O’Brien - Irish Author

Permanent Class! Take it at your leisure!

You will get the unique perspective of a native Mórrígan Priestess who has studied Her lore directly, and lived right by the Mórrígan’s ‘fit abode’ for over a decade; guiding people – both physically and spiritually – on a daily basis, to seek the presence of the Great Queen.

In this class, we look at the big questions relating to this goddess:

- Who is She?

- When and where did Her stories take place?

- What does She do?

- Why might you work with Her?

- How can you approach Her, and begin that work?

The class includes 2 hours (and 9 minutes!) of Teaching Presentation, then a separate Guided Journey to connect to the Mórrígan directly – using Lora’s native Irish Otherworld Journeying method. This Class, and the Guided Journey, are suitable for beginners, as well as those with more experience in other traditions.

Please sign up here!

 
 
 

 

Celtic Sorcery Intensive Weekend

OctOber 11th – Oct 13th, 2019

Hosted by: Land Sea Sky Travel and Morpheus Ravenna - Banshee Arts

If you are interested in attending please read all of the following links to learn about our weekend.

Overview: https://tinyurl.com/y7wpa9kq
Schedule: https://tinyurl.com/yajp3lyz
Location: https://tinyurl.com/y9ntpxbx
Cost & Payment: https://tinyurl.com/y85ouk82
Morpheus Bio: https://tinyurl.com/y7633dt4
Vyviane's Bio: https://tinyurl.com/ybwo9lbl
Hospitality Statement: https://tinyurl.com/y9se8s9y

Registration: https://goo.gl/forms/8iFDGr3LbfR9Tqxy2


The Celtic cultures of Ireland, Britain, and Gaul provide us with rich and ancient wells of magical lore: blessing and purification rites; protective charms and spells; fate-binding and fordestination; dire curses and battle sorceries. These many forms draw on the traditions of poetic incantation and the power of the Otherworld. This weekend intensive draws on folk tradition, archaeological study, early literature, and extensive personal experience, to explore these traditions of magic and sorcery in depth, while seeking insight through them into Celtic worldviews and cosmologies.

On day one, we will begin with an overview of the Celtic cultures to ground us in the magical and cosmological systems that provide structure for our work. We will lay the groundwork for safe magical practice with a session devoted to spiritual cleanliness and magical protection. We’ll learn to practice saining, smoke cleansing, and other methods of blessing and purification, and the fundamentals of warding and protecting both ourselves and our spaces. The day’s work will provide us with a charged warding tool we can begin using for protection as we delve into further sorceries in the next sessions.

On day two , we’ll deepen into the work with a session examining the ethics of magic. We’ll enter into one of the most ancient traditions in the Celtic world, the practice of chanted sorceries, with a session focusing on the use of poetry, chant, song, and trance in magic, with demonstrations in Gaulish and Old Irish. We will go on to explore how spirit work and spirit alliances can enliven and empower our work. We’ll cover the lore of druids calling forth Otherworldly spirits, the land and rivers to their aid, to tales of phantom armies and enspirited weapons. This will give us the tools to begin entering into spirit alliances ourselves and learn how to enshrine a spirit into an object to aid us in magical work.

On our final day , we will study the use of magical scripts and languages, including the use of Ogam sorcery in both tradition and lived practice. With a solid grounding now in the tools and ethics of the work, we’ll turn our attention to oaths, binding and cursing. We’ll cover the geis or ritual taboo and its connections to practices of fate-binding and oath magic, progressing into binding curses, wounding spells, curse tablets, and other forms of cursing. As part of this study, we will examine the history of cursing as a method of magical redress against oppression and injustice, and its use in justice work and activism. The session will culminate with a demonstration or group working for hands-on experience crafting a spell or curse tablet.

As a special add-on to this conference we will be bringing in local Witch and Author Sara Amis of A Word to the Witch to teach us how Celtic Sorcery informed the history of Southern American Magic & Charms.

For more information about this event, please click here.